Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving.



This was our Thanksgiving dinner in the
studio. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving
in October at the end of the harvest.
Left to right: Nata, Sam's friend,
Sam (in the red shirt), Steven, me and
Megan, Christopher's fiancée.



Here's the view the other way, with
Christopher at the other end of the
table. It looks like we've just polished
off Steven's out-of-this-world pumpkin pie.


Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American
friends! It has been a wonderful year for me,
and despite the economic challenges, in many
ways a wonderful year for your country. The
election of Obama was huge beyond what
anyone can adequately express, but I am
proud of you for doing that.

I'm also proud of all of you for your wonderful
art. That's been a super delight for me this
year. I give you thanks for that bounty.

Here's to a glad-to-be-grateful day.

7 comments:

Melinda said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

We were the little sad family this Thanksgiving, so you wouldn't want to see our photo, trust me! Edgar did all of the cooking while I lazed around in jammies (missing my boy), unable to focus on anything except NOT getting the cold that so wanted to snuggle up.

The day was saved when we web-cammed with Ell and then I got to see your lovely photos and to read your generous words.

You're right!! We have everything to be thankful for and I am very grateful for your joyful soul!

You're so kind!!! Your family is spectacularly handsome and lovely.

Melinda said...

Oh, I forgot to admire your golden crackers and crowns! We do this at Christmas time, too. Sometimes the treats are really cool. Nice tradition.

painterchum said...

Hi Barbara,
Lovely to see the pics of you all enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner, it looks just like one of your cheerful paintings, set against the yellow walls and happiness all around.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,
I am so sorry you didn't have a great Thanksgiving, although jammies and Edgar cooking sounds very appealing.

Yes -- I always find Christmas hard when one of my kids isn't there. It's just strange. Thanks for the sweet comments. Those were Xmas crackers and hats, but we thought we'd use them and get new ones. Sorry universe! I know, I know.

They went in the recycle box, so they can be used to make our Christmas ones.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

The walls are actually a much nicer yellow in my studio. But every computer sees them differently. At school my computer turns yellow into apricot.

I usually get the huge crayons and think okay let's get the dinner over with so I can turn this room back into my studio and get to work. Then I drink a little more champagne and the urgency diminishes!

Take care,

Barbara

Liza Hirst said...

How lovely to see you all together in your sunshine room! I see the Veuve Cliquot on the table - is that the one you were going to drink with Steven that night when you didn't get round to it?
You all look great - very handsome and beautiful! Thanks for showing us your family.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

Thanks for reminding me. No that one is still in the fridge waiting for the right spirit of occasion.

Perhaps tonight when I've finished all of my work we'll have it. On
Canadian Thanksgiving we definitely enjoyed the wonderful Veuve.

You are sweet.

xoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

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